Category Archives: Asceticism

Serenity in leisure

There is a certain serenity in leisure. That serenity springs precisely from our inability to understand, from a recognition of the mysterious nature of the universe; it springs from the courage of deep confidence, so that we are content to … Continue reading

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Potpourri, 12/14/18

Variety, including explicit politics at the end. Continue reading

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Course correction

In which I attempt a fairly comprehensive update on things I’ve been learning about, and from, celibate gay Christians. Continue reading

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What I miss these days

After Obama’s opening remarks, CEO Eric Schmidt — who would later endorse Obama and campaign for him — joined him on stage to lead a long and wide-ranging Q&A. While much of the discussion focused on predictable subjects, in the … Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Asceticism, History, Political Matters, Zombie Reaganism

Jesus, loser

I think Christian Smith pretty well described Moralistic Therapeutic Deism when he coined the term, but Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon’s definition is now my favorite: The function of Church in society is to keep spiritually healthy and morally upright those … Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Asceticism, Capitalism, Consumerism, Damn rackets, Jeremiad, Orthodoxy, Religiopreneurs

Wednesday, 11/22/17

Would waiting for marriage give us warts on our hands and drive us insane? Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Built Environment and Infrastructure, conservatism, Corporatism, Damn rackets, Foreign Affairs, Life political issues, Marriage (real), Political Matters, Russia, Sexualia

Thursday, 11/9/17

Yesterday, crickets. Today, an explosion, and it’s a wrap by mid-morning! Continue reading

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Monday, 10/30/17

A potpourri with no common thread. Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Built Environment and Infrastructure, Christendom, Christianity generally, Damn rackets, Ecclesiology, Evangelicalism, History, Identitarianism, Journalism, Political Matters, Pre-American Christianity, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry, Scientism, Thrown down gauntlet | 2 Comments

Too many things to give up

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to … Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Evangelicalism, Fasting, Sexualia

A life in a string of epiphanies

I’ve been blogging now for more than seven years, and religion has been a frequent topic. But I’m pretty sure I’ve never set out an orderly account of my religious pilgrimage or explained just what my beefs are with the Christian traditions … Continue reading

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